Power Revealed
278 Pages

Power Revealed


278 Pages


Three conditions plague us individually and socially--the compulsion to be successful, to be powerful, and to be right. Jesus faced these demons in the wilderness, and they tempt us as well. When used selfishly or for personal gain, success, power, and ideology can weaken and corrupt. However, when applied humbly and compassionately, they can be useful, even transformative.
Central to the Christian Scriptures are the stories of Jesus and his disciples, and no account is more inspiring than that told by an anonymous author we call Luke. His Gospel, aptly described as "the most beautiful book in the world," and its sequel, the book of Acts, narrate the history of Jesus and early Christianity. These books, known by scholars as Luke-Acts, constitute over one quarter of the New Testament. Together they reveal what success, power, and truth look like spiritually, from God's perspective.
Because Luke does not "do theology" in a vacuum, that is, for the sake of theology alone, questions of Luke's purpose in composing his two-volume work impact Christianity's relationship to the secular world, particularly issues of peace, equality, and social justice. In fact, social and political categories may be as important for understanding Luke as traditional theological ones.
While exploring fascinating perspectives on Luke as historian, literary artist, and theologian, Power Revealed approaches Luke-Acts exegetically, expositing the biblical text for practical, pastoral, and spiritual needs. Useful for individual or group study, each chapter contains aids to learning, including (a) chapter summaries or outlines, (b) homework assignments, and (c) learning objectives.



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The Message of Luke–Acts: Then and Now
Robert P. Vande Kappelle
POWER REVEAED Hé Méŝŝàé ô ûé–Açŝ: Hé à Nô
Cô © 2019 Rôé P. Vàé Kàéé. A ŝ éŝéé. Eçé ô é qûôàôŝ  ççà ûçàôŝ ô ééŝ, ô à ô ŝ ôô à é éôûçé  à àé ôû ô é éŝŝô ô é ûŝé. Wé: Péŝŝôŝ, W à Sôç Pûŝéŝ, 199 W. 8 Aé., Sûé 3, Eûéé, OR 97401.
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Uéŝŝ ôéŝé ôé, Bé qûôàôŝ àé ô é Né Réŝé Sàà Vé-ŝô ô é Bé, çô © 1989  é Dŝô ô Cŝà Eûçàô ô é Nàôà Côûç ô é Cûçéŝ ô Cŝ  é Ué Sàéŝ ô Aéçà. Uŝé  éŝŝô.
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You will receivepowerwhen the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses . . . to the ends of the earth. —A 1:8
With greatpowerthe apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. —A 4:33
Preface | 
U ï—Péà ôçŝ | 1 Càé  Uéŝà ŝô | 3 Càé  Uéŝà Sçûé | 16 Càé  Uéŝà ûé–Açŝ | 31
U ïï—ïôûçô ôçŝ | 51 Càé  ûé’ŝ éà àŝ | 53 Càé  ûé’ŝ ûçà àŝ | 70 Càé  ûé’ŝ ŝôçà àŝ | 83 Càé  ûé’ŝ Héôôçà àŝ | 98
U ïïï—Eééçà ôçŝ | 115 Càé  Hé ïàç Nààé (ûé 1:1—2:52) | 117 Càé  Jéŝûŝ’ Gàéà Mŝ (ûé 3:1—9:50) | 135 Càé  ûé’ŝ àé Nààé (ûé 9:51—19:27) | 149 Càé  Jéŝûŝ’ Pàŝŝô, Réŝûéçô, à Aŝçéŝô (ûé 19:28—24:53) | 168 Càé  Hé Cŝà Mŝŝô  Jéûŝàé (Açŝ 1:1—6:7) | 182 Càé  Hé Cŝà Mŝŝô  Jûéà, Sààà, à Sà (Açŝ 6:8—12:24) | 197 Càé  Hé Cŝà Mŝŝô  Aŝà Mô à Eûôé (Açŝ 12:25—28:31) | 215
Eôûé | 237
Appendix A Lukan Crisoogy | 239 Appendix B Lukan Soerioogy247 | Bibiograpy | 253 Index | 257
avIng recently completed books ô ŝûà, çûç ŝô, à éôô, ï éû ô  iŝ ôé—ŝçûé—à ŝ ôûé ô ûé–Açŝ ô  “Hé à Nô” ŝééŝ ô çà ôçŝ ŝûç àŝ é ôô ô Rééàô (Hope Reveaed, 2013), é Gôŝé ô Jô (Tru Reveaed, 2014), é çà ŝô éàûé (Wisdom Reveaed, 2014), à Pàû’ŝ éé ô é Rôàŝ (Grace Reveaed, 2017),  àô ô  ŝû ô é Bé àŝ à ôé (Securing Life, 2016). W ûé–Açŝ? Béçàûŝé ŝ ô-à ŝô, ŝéààé  é çà çàô û éàé  1927  ûà ŝçôà é Càû ô - é ŝôç û ô é ô ôôŝ, çôŝûéŝ ôé ôé qûàé ô é Né éŝàé, à ŝ àûô é iŝ à ôŝ ôà éà Cŝà ŝôà à ôéé  Pàû à Jô ôé ô éà Cŝà-’ŝ éàéŝ éôôàŝ (Géà çà ŝçôà Eŝ Käŝéà çàé ûé “é éàéŝ Né éŝàé éôôà”). àé ôéé, é ô ôû éqûàé ààéŝ çôŝûé é àéŝ ôŝ  é Né éŝ-àé, à ôéé, é ééŝé é ôéôŝ éà çôûô  à ŝé àûô. ûéôé, ûé’ŝ ŝŝ àŝ àûô à ŝôôàé, é ûé  iŝ-çéû ŝààŝ, àé ô é éŝ ôé. A Té éà àŝ, çààé ô  à ééà ŝé ô Géé, é ôûçé à Gôŝé ûŝ éŝçé  é çééàé ééé-çéû éç é Eŝ Réà àŝ “é ôŝ éàûû ôô  é ô.” A Té ŝôéé, ûé çûéŝ ŝôé ô é ôŝ éôàé àŝŝàéŝ  é Gôŝéŝ, ŝûç àŝ é ààéŝ ô é Gôô Sààà à é Pôà Sô. Déŝçé  Dàé àŝ “é ŝçé ô é éééŝŝ ô Cŝ,” ûé ôé à à ôé éàéŝ (ôŝé é) àŝ é é ô à Jéŝûŝ ô ôé. ûé’ŝ Gôŝ-é, ûqûé  ŝ éŝéçé à çéàé  ŝ éé ô Jéŝûŝ’ é à
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éàçŝ, ŝ ô ô ôôé à ééé ŝû, àŝ ŝ é ôô ô Açŝ, é ô ôô  é Né éŝàé çàô éà  é ŝô ô é çûç à éà Cŝà.
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Hé ôô ô ôé ŝ ôûàôà ô ûé, àŝ  ŝ ô Wéŝé çzà-ô. Môé Aéçàŝ ŝéé iàé ô ôé, çôŝû “ôé ŝ, ôé éŝ, à ôé çûç àŝ,” ûŝ “ôé ôôŝ” ô i ŝ à “ôé àçéŝ” ô à éŝ. Oû çé àé “ôé ééŝ” à “ô-é àé” ôŝ, à ŝéô çzéŝ àé “ôé àŝ.” ôéé, Aéçàŝ àŝô zé ôé éçàûŝé  ééŝéŝ çôé àûéŝ ŝûç àŝ à, ŝûççéŝŝ, ûà, Lûéçé, àûô, à ŝé-ééàô. Sûç àûéŝ, ôéé, àé ô à ûé à   é é ŝôé ô ŝûà ôé.   à Géçô-Rôà ô, éà ôôéŝ ô Jéŝûŝ éééçé é-ôûŝ éûçé à ŝôçà ŝçàô ô à ŝéŝ, Jéŝ à Rôà àé. Dé  é éé ô ôé ûàçé à àŝŝûàçé ô ôôéŝ ô à çûçié Méŝŝà, ûé’ŝ ààé ôçûŝéŝ ô ôôŝ ô é ôé, àŝŝû éééŝ ô Gô’ŝ ôéàç à ô ûà ŝô à ô Gô’ŝ ôéà çàé ô ééàûéé éééŝ. Hé éé ô ôé àéàŝ éà  ûé’ŝ Gôŝé,  é  ô Jô é Bàŝ, ŝéé àŝ é ôéûé ô Jéŝûŝ: “Eé éôé ŝ  é [Jô é Bàŝ]  é ié  é ô S. é  û à ô é éôé ô ïŝàé ô é ô é Gô. W é ŝ àpowerô E-à é [Jô]  ô éôé  [Jéŝûŝ], ô û é éàŝ ô àéŝ ô é çé, à é ŝôéé ô é ŝô ô é éôûŝ, ô àé éà à éôé éàé ô é ô” (ûé 1:15–17). àé  ûé’ŝ ôûç-ô çàé, é àé Gàé éŝ Mà à ŝ ŝàé é ôé  é éŝé  é çôçéô ô é ç, Jéŝûŝ: “Hé ô S  çôé ûô ôû, à épowerô é Môŝ   ôéŝàô ôû; ééôé é ç ô é ô  é ô; é  é çàé Sô ô Gô” (ûé 1:35). Hŝ ŝàé S  é Jéŝûŝ ô é ééŝŝ, éé é  é é-ôéé ô éŝŝ éàô. ATé à, “ié  épowerô é S” (ûé 4:14), Jéŝûŝ ééŝ ô é Gàéà àŝé ô ŝ ŝ, éqûé ô ééà é. Hôûôû ŝ ŝ, é Jéŝ àé ààzé à Jéŝûŝ’ ôé (ŝéé 4:36; 5:17), ç é àŝ ô ŝ ŝçéŝ (9:1; 24:49). ûé ŝéŝŝéŝ é ôé ô é ô S, ô  é é ô Jéŝûŝ à  é é ô é éà çûç. Siçà, ô é ŝà ô ŝ ŝŝô, Jéŝûŝ’ ŝŝô ŝ àŝé ô S éôéé, “Hé S ô é ô ŝ ûô é” (4:18), é Açŝ éŝ  Jéŝûŝ’ ôŝé à é ŝçéŝ